Understanding Mahler's Seventh Symphony
Introduction and Overview
The years between the composition of Mahler's Seventh Symphony and its premiere performance were some of the most turbulent in the composer's life. After finishing the composition of his grand, optimistic Eighth...
Note: The previous entry in this blog was an April Fool's Day joke.
Understanding Mahler's Fifth Symphony
Part 1: Background and Overview
Mahler had fully settled into his life as head of the Vienna State Opera when he began work on a new symphony, his fifth, with which he...